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    September 14, 2012
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a police chase through prince george's prince george's county ends on the beltway and there are traffic tie-ups to go along with it. >> anticipate-american protests are spreading and there are reports that few realize the weight of the warning. we continue to follow developments out of the middle east following this week's deadly attack on the u.s. embassy. the victim making their final journey home as world leaders try to bring the violence to an end. >> a new poll reveals a tight race in three battleground states. the number neck and neck when it comes to which presidential
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candidate think will do a better job turning the economy around. fox 5 morning news continues. good morning to you, straight up 6:00. it is friday, september 14th. right off the top, we are showing you breaking news. the end of of a police chase that went on for more than an hour through prince george's county before coming to an end on the side of the beltway near route 1 in college park. i'm he wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. we'll check some with julie wright in just a moment on that. first, we want to get the latest on our weather for today with tucker barnes. >> nice conditions in the 50s and low 60s. a good looking weekend too. something to look forward to as we get into saturday and sunday. lots of sunshine in the 70s. >> good-looking weekend. >> jackets for the kids this morning. >> maybe a light jacket but we'll be back up to the 80s this afternoon. we've got a couple of clouds out to the west.
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there will be a few more clouds than yesterday. well north and west out towards chicago, a cold front which will finally be able to make its move toward the washington area later today. as we get into the nighttime hours, we'll see more cloud cover and there could be a sprinkle or light shower later tonight and early tomorrow morning. temperatures right now at reagan national, 65 degrees. it is up a little bit from where it was 4 hours ago. 5 # at dulles. bwi marshall, 56 degrees. more of the same today. lots of sunshine. 83 your daytime high and again, that is a little warm for this time of year. average daytime high is 80 degrees. 53 at dulles. >> let's get right to julie wright. >> there was a police chase that ended on the beltway at route 1 in college park and for a while we only had the left side of the roadway getting by. that has changed. all lanes are getting through. the outer loop of the beltway
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still congested levering landover headed north from 450 continuing around towards greenbelt and over towards the accident scene. outer loop of the beltway has been reopened. inner loop, no problems to report headed south of route 1 towards john hanson highway. the commute northbound on i-95, here is the crash before you reach the prince william parkway. a vehicle -- at least two vehicles involved in the crash. sickle file to the right is getting by northbound on i-95. we are hear word now that i medevac helicopter has been requested to the scene of this crash. already delays are forming out of dale city headed northbound on i-95. they will block off 95, let the chopper land, do its thing and take back off. expect a lot of bailout traffic for those traveling northbound leaving stafford and dale city this morning to pick up over on route 1 and use that as the workaround. that will be difficult with this traffic light. northbound i-95, right now, some traffic is able to squeeze by single file to the right expect delays leaving dale
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city. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. more violent antihigh pressure american protests in evening magazine incident overnight. angry demonstrators continue to rage against a film mocking mohammed. >> today, the muslim brotherhood is calling for a million man march in cairo. in libya, authorities detain i had four members of a radical militia and are interrogating them about the killing of the american ambassador. fox 5's sherry ly is live in the newsroom with the latest. >> more anti-american protests are expected today as the violence continues to spread throughout the middle east. the u.s. has stepped up security at embassies around the world concerned there could be more attacks. two former navy seals are among those killed in libya on tuesday at the embassy. glen doherty was part of the security team at the embassy along with tyrone woods. both died in that attack in benefit ghazi on tuesday. in libya, the violence shows no sign of letting up. protesters burned american
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flags. across the middle east, anger is growing over a movie that ridiculed islam. it has already turned deadly after protesters stormed the u.s. embassy killing chris stevens. libya's new prime minister is is vowing to crack down. >> we are going to work very vigorously in building our police force, our army and we are going to allow our young people especially the revolutionaries who are very sincere, we would like to give them an opportunity to become official members of of our police force. >> president obama condemned the deadly attack on the u.s. embassy and vowed to seekious for those responsible for the killings. a u.s. fill tells reuters there had been at least one specific warning about possible unrest following the airing of the anticipate-muslim movie on an
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arabic talk show last week. that warning though was not considered alarming. that is the latest here in the newsroom. back to you. >> thank you. president obama and republican presidential nominee mitt romney continued to focus on battleground states and numbers show every campaign stop will count. >> a new poll of voters in virginia, florida and ohio gives president obama the lead in all three states. in virginia, it is the five- point lead, 49% to romney's 44%. and it is the same in florida. in ohio, president obama has a 7% emover romney utah numbers change when it comes to who voters think will do a better job of handling the economy n virginia, it's tie with president obama and romney both getting 45%. in florida, mr. obama has just a 1% lead. in ohio, it's 3% difference. once again with obama leading. this was a "wall street journal" nbc news poll.
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gop presidential nominee mitt romney will be in ohi today. it is his second visit to the state this week. yesterday, romney was in virginia where he rallied voters in fairfax. his running mate, paul ryan, will address values voters summitt in d.c. this morning. then he has a campaign stop in roanoke later today. >> today, the president and first lady will welcome the u.s. olympic and paralympic teams to the white house. president obama will attend a campaign event at a home here in d.c. tonight. our election coverage continues next hour as we focus on the big u.s. senate race in virginia. democratic candidate and former virginia governor tim kaine is going to join us live here in studio at 7:30 this morning. still ahead on fox 5 morning news, find out why police are setting up more cameras to keep an eye on speed
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cameras. >> very bizarre story. and making headlines this morning, a hero hoprd. the late neil armstrong remembered by the world at the washington national cathedral. we're back in just a moment.  anncr: a good job. it's the key to a good life. but it isn't always easy to find one... a vote for question seven is a vote for maryland jobs.
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two thousand construction jobs to build a new resort casino. four thousand permanent jobs, paying... on average fifty five thousand a year. six thousand jobs from increased tourism... and table games like blackjack and poker. add it up: it's twelve thousand new maryland jobs. but to build it you have to vote for it. vote for question seven. and get maryland back to work.
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when president obama took office. this is china's. under obama, we've lost over half a million manufacturing jobs and for the first time, china's beating us. seven times obama could've stopped china's cheating. seven times he refused. it's time to stand up to the cheaters, and make sure we protect jobs for the american people. [ male announcer ] barack obama: failing to stop cheating. failing american workers. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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& let me play among the stars &&. >> a final good-bye for an american hero. hundreds gathered at the national cathedral to remember the first astronaut to walk on the moon. john glen and about two dozen members of congress were among the crowd for yesterday's service. neil armstrong died last month at the age of 82. a horrible tragedy for a family moving from gaithersburg back to their hometown in california. christopher schmidt, his wife diana and their two young snows were killed in a car accident in member ebb in. diana was seven months
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pregnant. the family was on their way to california driving two separate cars what i tractor-trailer slammed into them from behind the cars burst into flames and family was willed instantly. the driver of the tractor- trailer has been charged with four counts of manslaughter. new hope for the chicago school system this morning. leaders on both sides of the teachers strike are meeting again today and say they are optimistic adeal could soon be reached. it is the fifth day of no classes for 350,000 students. some varsity athletes are worried they will lose playoff and championship opportunities and maybe other than miss out on scholarships if they can't take the field. coming up next, they are a safety measure and a money maker. we all love to hate the speed cameras but some drivers are taking that anger a little too far and destroying the devices. i know you may want to but you shouldn't do. it find out what police are doing about it -- shouldn't do it. find out what police are doing about it. >> this beautiful weather is sticking around for the whole weekend. fox 5 morning news is back in a moment. ♪
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a big event is happening in maryland this weekend marking a major moment in history. monday is the 150th anniversary of the battle of antietam. 2,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing by the end of the 12-hour battle, the deadliest ever on u.s. soil. the union victory allowed president lincoln to lay the ground work for the emancipation proclamation. four days of events begin today in sharpsburg. there will be re-enactments sunday saturday and sunday. monday, the names of many the victims will be read aloud. and they should have some pretty nice weather. >> i went out earlier this summer. it is eerie and also beautiful. >> it is untouched. it is amazing how it is still preserved like it was 150 years ago. >> a lot of the battlefields
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around here. >> amazing. weather will be fine for that. going to the bruce springsteen concert tonight. >> that's right. >> are you heading over there? >> rumor has it i'll be going. with tony. look for us. say hi. there will be a few clouds moving in tonight. could be a spotty shower overnight tonight. but most of the day today should be featuring sunshine and the good news, we'll get it out of here early tomorrow morning society weekend will be nice as well. 65 washington. 529 winning number in manassas, dulles, frederick, 50 degrees. 51 in leonardtown. a nice comfortable start to your day. a few more clouds in the forecast today than yesterday. still, we are expecting plenty of sunshine so generally mostly sunny skies this afternoon and dry. later tonight, that cold front will move in. that will bring us a period of cloudiness and could kick off a shower although honestly, i think the best chance of showers later will be northern maryland, southern pennsylvania
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as most of the energy here with the rain shower will fall apart. behind this front, high pressure is going to build back in as we get into the day tomorrow and give us another couple of nice days for the weekend. so generally, nice weather continues. here is your futurecast, put it in motion. showers approach by 7:00 tonight and you can see we'll have a sprinkle or two during the overnight hours. clouds will quickly push to the east later tonight and we'll clear it out by tomorrow morning. lots of sunshine back in the forecast. a little cooler for your weekend. today, 83 degrees. warm of the day of the week. mostly sunny skies, warm afternoon. winds here out of the south at five to 10. not a whole lot of the humidity. it will still be comfortable. 62 tonight with partly cloudy skies and maybe a shower. here is your weekend forecast. there you go. upper 70s, saturday and sunday behind the front. we'll bring showers back in the forecast early next week with some cool temperatures for the middle of next week. wednesday and thursday's daytime highs only in the mid-
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70s. let's do some traffic and everybody is going here and there. julie wright has the latest. >> on the roads this morning, it started off around 4:00 and we do have footage of aan accident that resulted as a police chase ended on the beltway at route one here in college park, maryland. the police chase started back in bowie around 4:00 this morning. the activity was on the right side of the roadway with only the left lane getting by. since then, all of this activity has cleared and our lanes are open and the pace has improved traveling out of landover through greenbelt. no longer is there a delay headed around to what was this accident scene. we'll update the ride here. what we do find is slow-moving traffic leaving college park don to about 31 miles per hour between 95 and university boulevard. that is it. the pace has improved out of landover head around towards greenbelt. we do have delays to report south on 270678 the top stretch below speed at 31 miles per hour headed out towards urbana. a little bit above speed at 58 miles per hour headed southbound trying to work your
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way out towards gaithersburg. in virginia, this is where we have problems to report. if you are traveling on northbound i-95, we'll get to that in just a second. this happens to be the beltway at new hampshire avenue. this happens to be the remains of the accident northbound i-59 before the prince william parkway. tow truck still on the scene here and again, state police off to the road to the right. it look like we've got the lanes open with heavy volume headed northbound from dale city through woodbridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. cameras to watch the cameras. that is the plan in prince george's county for police trying to stop vandalism n recent months, six of the county's portable speed cameras have been target with everything from fire to spray paint to bullets. officials have now placeed a security camera on top of a speed cam on racetrack roadness appropriately named. they are hoping to have a dozen more up and running by the end of the year. don't mess with the speed damras. >> that is a weird idea to put a camera up to watch another
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camera. >> those things are $100,000. a lot of money. we'll go live to fox business network in new york coming up next. more americans forced to cut back on another essential all because of cost. >> as we go to break, a big reveal outside ben's chili bowl. a new mural honoring some of its most famous customers and other d.c. legends is unveiled from bill cosby for president obama to chuck brown and d.c. personality donnie simpson. we'll talk about that when we come being. -- when we come back. [ male announcer ] this is america's manufacturing
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when president obama took office. this is china's. under obama, we've lost over half a million manufacturing jobs and for the first time, china's beating us. seven times obama could've stopped china's cheating. seven times he refused. it's time to stand up to the cheaters, and make sure we protect jobs for the american people. [ male announcer ] barack obama: failing to stop cheating. failing american workers. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. . frozeries, gas, and now more americans are having to cut back on another essential because they can't afford it. it could hurt their health. we'll have more on that in a minute. first, let's take a look at the market with lawyeren simonetti. >> good morning.
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happy friday. >> happy friday. the fed made us happy yesterday. >> definitely. free money going around. great day for stocks. we're opening today's session at multi-year highs. for the nasdaq, we are at a 12- year high. for the dour and the s&p 500, we are at our highest level in just about five years. so your 401(k), a girn guarantee you it is looking good right now. although the economy is snot strong, stocks are. >> thankfully. some sobering news right now, americans apparently are not filling their prescriptions because they don't have the money. >> yeah, these numbers are really startling. they come from consumer reports. every year, they do an annual drug study. this year, they found that 45% of americans who are not senior citizens said they did not fill a spring because they couldn't afford to. last year, that number was just 27% so we've soon a significant increase. i have i was looking at some of numbers and half of the u.s. population is taking at least one medication. if you have insurance for an out of cost expense of $63 each
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and every month. if you don have insurance, it is a lot more than that. people are figuring out ways to be able to fill their prescriptions and save money. some people are cutting their pills in half. they are not going to the doctor as regularly so all things like that in order to get by. >> some scary news when you take a look at that. thank you so much. have a good weekend. >> enjoy. i'll see you monday. coming up, anticipate- american protests continue to spread across the middle east as arrests are announced on a deadly ask against a u.s. ambassador. a new poll reveals where the presidential candidates stand in three battleground states including virginia. the redskins meet the rams in st. louis this sunday. we'll have more with the sports junkies from 106.7 the fan when fox 5 morning news continues.
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. welcome back. it is 6:30. >> another nice morning. >> i know. this has put us all in such ad for mood. >> and it's friday. >> this is like the best day ever. >> you feel good when the weather is -- >> are you okay this? >> i'm all choked up. >> people are in a good mood when you're talking down the street. >> that puts me in good spirits. >> i noticed it. >> they don't yell at you. >> people do yell at me when the weather is bad. >> let's get right to the forecast. more of the same today. lots of sunshine. temperatures back in the hoe 80s. we're off to a nice pleasant start. 65 right now in washington. kid running out the door to the bus stop might want a light jacket here early. notice out towards chicago, 53 degrees right now. that cooler air headed in our direction later tonight and during the weekend. our highs this weekend will
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only be in the 70s. radar noise and quiet right now. maybe a sprinkle later tonight as the cold front moves through. that will be the worst of the forecast over the next several days. otherwise, should be a decent amount of sunshine today. a little more in the way of cloudiness than yesterday but all in all, a good-looking friday with temperatures once again in the 80s. enjoy it because we have 70s on the horizon here. mostly sunny skies, warm afternoon. winds will be out of the south at about five to 10. >> that is what has wisdom so choked up . it is cooling off. or it is those sandwich cookies back there. >> probably those and the mount day dew. >> notice how with you talk about nice weather and sunshine, i don't get choked up. >> oh, no, not at all. >> on the roads, northbound i- 95 is where we had some tie-ups as you continue up towards the beltway. all of that activity now cleared. southbound along 270 traveling out of germantown, lanes are open. nice easy commute closer to
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118. now, here is at commute northbound along i-95678 the crash occurred here before you reach the prince william parkway. awful your activity now cleared. traffic northbound still congested leaving 24 dumfries headed out towards what was our accident scene. meanwhile on the top side of the beltway, the accident activity cleared over at route 1. you will find delays leaving 95 to university boulevard. there is a crash in virginia, 193. that would be the georgetown pike approaching the ramp to the inner loop of the beltway. that is where we had the accident activity. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. in this morning's top stories, the united states is bracing for more protests around the muslim world today and libya has made arrested in the attack that killed ambassador christopher stevens. let's take a live look right now if we could there in that area. this is cairo, egypt where row tests continue against that low budget film that mocks islam that has been spreading all week. friday prayers just ended
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across the muslim world and more protests are expected from morocco to indonesia this morning. president obama and republican presidential nominee mitt romney continue to focus on battleground states and numbers show every campaign stop will count. a new poll of voters in virginia, florida and ohio gives president obama the lead in all three states. in virginia, it is a five-point lead, 49% to rome necessity's 44% the and it is the same in florida. in ohio, president obama as a 7% edge over romney. mitt romney will be in hue high today. it is his second visit to the state this week. yesterday, romney was in virginia where he rallied voters in fairfax. his running mate, paul ryan, will address the values voters summit in d.c. later this morning. and the obama campaign focused on virginia yesterday as well. first lady michelle obama you saw there was in fredericksburg
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and richmond while the precampaigned in colorado. today, they will welcome the u.s. olympic and paralympic teams to the white house. president obama will attend a private fundraiser at a hem in the district tonight. that campaign event is at a home in d.c. in d.c. next hour, we focus on the race for u.s. senate in virginia. tim kaine will join us live in the studio at 7:30. time now for the morning line and today it is all about the redskins and the rams and we know all about how great the rams are, not. let's talk to our good friends at 106.7 the fan. >> is a little worried that i was going to talking to myself for a while.
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>> we're always here ijoust got to get myself together. lets ahe talk about the redskins. -- let's talk about the redskins. rg iii taking the league by storm. on the cover of these mag diseeps. >> here you go. >> there it is right this. >> up next, we have the sorry rams coming up. on the cover of these magazines. >> to use andating grade term, they are sorry. >> the last five years, they started 0-2 or worse. that's culture of losing that has pervaded that franchise ever since kurt warner was there. they brick in jeff fisher to try to turn it around. not an overnight fix. >> i think they'll struggle again this year and that is good for the redskins. >> look, we've been bad the last decade. hell, we've been bad the last 20 years. only made the playoffs three times. they've been worse. in the last five years, they've won 15 games. we struggled against them in years past as we tend to play down to the competition. in fact, they've won three of the last five against us.
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>> which is sad i sad. >> overthe last seven years. i think it is a different team when you have rg iii at quarterback. >> didn't they win a super bowl in the last 20 years? i don't think the redskin have done that. >> a good point. >> it is a new era but there will be ups and downs. even the most optimistic redskin fans and the most optimistic robert griffin iii fan knows there ill will be up asen and downs. a left things expected great things out of the chicago bears. sfs the same old bears in green bay. i think it will be difficult for the redskins to carry this over. at a on toss-up game in my mind. are they going to get almost 200 yards after the catch this week. >> we all agree about this game, as you can tell. >> we are all over the place. >> cool, guys. we are out of time. so thank you very much. this is good to see you.
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hopefully, we'll have happy conversations exnext week when rg iii and the redskins -- next week when rg iii and the redskins win imens those sorry rams. >> we will. >> keeping it positive. >> go rg iii, baby. >> coming up next be a look at what is new at the movies this weekend. >> it is time to find nemo all over again. the hit children's movie is back in theaters way whole new look. kevin mccarthy with 106.7 the fan is here with his review and a wrap of all his star sightings at the toronto international film festival. bigger break. forward for america? this message.
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anncr: a good job. it's the key to a good life. but it isn't always easy to find one... a vote for question seven is a vote for maryland jobs. two thousand construction jobs to build a new resort casino. four thousand permanent jobs, paying... on average fifty five thousand a year. six thousand jobs from increased tourism... and table games like blackjack and poker. add it up: it's twelve thousand new maryland jobs. but to build it you have to vote for it. vote for question seven. and get maryland back to work.
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. movie reviewer kevin mccarthy with 106.7 the fan is fresh off his trip to the toronto international film festival with a lot of of stories to share. >> i want to apologize briefly to the bag under my eyes. i just got out of a movie literally two hours ago.
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>> don't worry about it. they are used to seeing our bags every day. >> let's talk about the first movie. the resident evil. >> retribution joonchts this movie did not screen to critic. so this is like an exclusive review. they didn't screen it for obvious reasons. it is very, very bad. here is the deal. the fifth film in the series. they ran out of plot points two films in. they are reaching for plot over and over and over again. it is the same story. alice is fighting against the umbrella corporation and she is killing zombies in slow motion. >> okay. >> that sounds great and all but after move four movies, i don't want to see a fifth movie seeing the same things. they add little incident rick asies in. the problem is it becomes laughable, overly dramatic,
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overly stupid for i can use it word. there is just no movie in seeing it. it is unnecessary. they -- they add little intricacies in. if you want to see a good zombie movie, rent zombie land. >> that was the only one you had seen but let's talk about finding nemo. that is coming out in need. what is your thoughts on if people should go see this. >> disney has a very good track record of re-relessing movies in 3-d. lion king made over $94 million. beauty and the beast did about half of that. these movies are meant to be seen in need. they are cgi films. this is a film i'm he looking forward to them releasing. other ones, monsters incorporated.
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ticket price will be very high. reason they are doing this is the blu-ray release is coming out in december and in 016, this will be a finding nemo 2. albert brooks and ellen degeneres and albert stanton are all back. >> let's talk a little bit about the toronto film festival. you had a lot of fun there. >> oh, my gosh. this is the second largest film festival in the world. and i want out there for three days, did 22 interviews and saw seven films. everything from perks of big wallflower. >> like the super bowl for you. >> i walked into that city doing back flips and cartwheels. i was flipping out. one of the coolest experiences was bill murrayen i walk if the room and i have a white dot on my suit. wait until you see this. here the timer. she noticed it. he gets up out of his chair. wait until you see this. he is like i'm going to clean
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kevin's suit for him. this is dr. peter bankman from ghost busters cleaning my suit. look at this guy. i just could not believe it. i was like some murray, thank you so much. i think it was like toothpaste or dandruff. i don't know what it was. >> we node to get you some help with that. >> that was a pretty wild experience having bill murray clean my suit. i wouldn't get it dry cleaned. please don't touch that area. >> butt a big mark around it. you also got to meet selena gomez. >> i d i was interviewing her for a movie called hotel transylvania. all of these interviews will be on fox 5 in the coming weeks. i see her walking with justin bieber. >> no! >> so they're like walking through holding hands. this literally hundreds of girls outside the hotel screaming his name. it was absolutely incredible. they were holding hands and he went in the interview room and
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watched her interviews for the rest of the weekend. >> very good boyfriend. >> yeah, very, very cool. >> you had a good experience with emma watson. >> this is her first major movie since harry potter. she is in the new movie the perks of being a wall plower. she didn't have a normal high school experience so she gave me a gate answer about how this movie helped her relive the high school experience and jake gyllenhaal. his new movie, end of watch opens up next week. he told me that he did ride along with actual police officers in south central in california and he actually saw someone get murdered before his eyes. this is all during training for a movie. these guys go through so much. to see appear actor actually talk about that and experience that and become the character. very cool stuff. we'll have him next week. >> very interesting. >> very cool stuff.
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>> kevin, thank you so much. >> follow me on twitter. on tw i'll tweet out my interviews. >> you perked up when you heard justin bieber. >> he is a good dude. he made fun of my tie. he said you can't wear ties. girls don't like that. >> girls like the tie. they do. >> he is like 18 giving you advice about girls not lining ties. >> if you want the girls to cry, don't wear a tie. >> he is dating selena gomez. >> but he should probably stick to music. >> i got to do weather real quick. i only got 12 seconds. let's do it. 65 now in washington. off to another very pleasant start, comfortable conditions across the region. might be a the cool for you in a couple of areas.
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might want a light jacket or sweater for the next hour or two. two. . >> we're find right now. nice and quiet, there will be a few more clouds than yesterday as we get into the afternoon hours. we'll have a cold front approach and that will give us some late-day cloudiness and it could kick off a shower later tonight. i think much of your day will feature just sunshine. there will be a few more clouds than yesterday. this area of happen has been responsible for the fantastic weather around here for most of the week here. this cold front will come in tonight with a few spotty showers later tonight. best chance will be northern maryland, southern pennsylvania. look what builds in behind it. by tomorrow, late morning, right back in the sunshine. high pressure builds in and a fantastic looking weekend. high temperatures with sunshine back in the upper 70s. so a little cooler but a good-
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looking weekend. 83 today. mostly sunny skies. the accu-weather seven-day forecast, could be a sprinkle or shower tonight. as we get into the weekend, there you go, outdoor activities, go for it. upper 70s with lots of sunshine. looks like showers return by monday afternoon and tuesday with our next cold front. temperature next week will trend a little below average. >> all right. beautiful. look who is here. >> good morning. guess what it is time for. time to actony and tucker, the most popular segment in morning television on the east coast. this is the segment where tucker and i put our heads together to answer your most preeing questions. today's question comes from brenda in vienna. she writes why is it that some stars drinkle and others do not. for example -- some stars twinkle and others do no. for example, i twinkle quite a
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bit and tucker really doesn't. >> i had noticed that. >> no, i'm kidding. >> she is talking about the stars in the sky and she is right. have you ever noticed that? >> yeah. >> this is a simple -- actually, it can be very complicated but there is a simple explanation. >> we could get into the physics of it. but the light emitted by stars, are hooking at history. the stars emeted this light hundreds, thousands of, millions of years ago. as it reaches your eye here on planet earth, it has to pass through our atmosphere and that process ever having that height pass through our very turbulent foyer, remember, our air is moving a whole lot here close to earth. and that turbulent atmosphere makes the light waver as it
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approaches your eye. that is what caused the twinkling. >> what happens is you can kind of do an experiment f you look straight up in the sky at a star, you will see less twingeling because there is less foyer spotlight to come through than if you look at the horizon. if you city a star on the horizon, you are more likely to see it twinkling. >> the condition ever atmosphere will impact it from time to time, how thick the atmosphere is in any given region. is it muted there was a shooting star there that we saw. how much does it have to get through? so the light is refracting. it is bouncing off of the atmosphere. ifeel like we're playing a video game. >> here is the interesting thing. planets, if you look at a planet and sometimes they are very visible, venus, mars, particularly next to the moon or what have you, they don't twinkle. because number one, they are choser than the stars. remember, the stars are light
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years away from us. that is why the light is getting to us later than when it was emitted from the stars. stars are light years away. the planets are millions ever miles away. that is much choser relatively speaking. so they don't twinkle. and planets are not emitting light. planets are just reflecting light from the sun where stars are emitting light. >> very fascinating. >> isn't that cool in. >> it is cool. >> there you go. so the clearer it is outside, because the clouds would haven impact, the less they would twinkle. >> more or less. >> it can appear it be relatively clear to your eye but there is still atmosphere up there and the star light is having to get through that. >> one fawn fact. astronauts have reported when he get out of the earth's atmosphere stars don't twinkle. >> really? i don't it was only a theory for a along time until we had people report to us. >> ill thereof see that point
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of view. >> you have to go up in space. okay. next weekend, i'm not busy. >> all right. we'll do it. >> thank you for the question. if you have a question that you want answered go to myfoxdc.com and click on the weather tab. >> what year? >> this is the '80s. >> this sounds like the '80s. >> boy meets girl. >> oh, that's who do this. >> way to go, sarah. >> i have to admit -- and i am a child of the 80s. >> i was thinking simply red stars. they did a song called stars. >> i just remember holding back the tears from simply red. >> what? >> that was a song. >> holding back the years. >> i thought you were listening
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and trying to hold back tears. >> i digress and say that is because wisdom was thinking ub40 and red, which is what he has this morning instead of his mountain dew. >> we are way off here. >> a train wreck here. >> accident on the inner loop ramp. pay close attention. you are down to 35 miles per hour conning inbound towards the capital beltway. the crash occurred on the northbound side of i-95 here before the prince william parkway. tow truck was on the scene retrieving the strike and that is where we're finding left lane still blocked. delays headed northbound from dale city. no problems to report north of town. traffic slow between 95 and university boulevard. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic. . >> the beef company that made what what critics called pink slime is now suing abc news for
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defamation. they slapped the network with a $1 billion lawsuit. the company says the negative publicity forced it on to close three of its four plants and lay off 700 workers. it is official. new york is now the first see in the country to ban large sugary drinks from being sold at public places. the measure passed yesterday putting a limit of 16-ounces on cups and bottle of nondiet sodas and other sugar-packed beverages it applies to fast food restaurants, movie theets are and several other please places that sell prepared food. -- movie theaters. can you still get it like at a convenience store. >> right. it is not everywhere. there are certain places that still have it. so there is some sort of opening in the law there. still ahead on fox 5 morning news. >> find out how some may groups
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♪ i just came to say hello ♪ time for our facebook fan of the day. we say hello to ivy carter. she is an army veteran living in d.c. seven years and has been a fan just as long. we are glad you are. very pretty lady. log onour face book page and leave a comment under ivy's picture. all right. you already know d.c. traffic can drive you crazy. scientists say long commutes could impact your health. a study found bad traffic is linked to a lack of exercise, belly fat, heart problems and stress. best way to prevent all of that, give yourself enough time so the traffic doesn't get to you. >> i wonder how much money they spent to come up with that. >> we've already figured it out. play grounds aren't just for kids anymore. parks and recognize agency department in new york city is
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opening up an adult play ground. steps away from yankee stadium. they say it's a way to help battle the growing obesity rates. >> to a lot of people it looks like children's play mats, and it's the same durable materials. but it's just more customized to be this more gym type outdoor equipment. >> what i like about this, it's outdoors. you can get fresh breeze, nice sun. >> city officials say the response to the new park has been so good, there are plans to construct 10 more across the city. >> i like that idea, actually. >> i know. i just wish these guys would put some shirts on. open up a shirt shop and sell shirts. >> i think it is a good idea. that's it for the 6:00 hour. >> now let's send it over to to

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